Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Peaches and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Peaches and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Peaches and Balsamic Vinaigrette Makes 8 servings Vinaigrette 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups canola oil Salad 4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast, butterfly cut Kosher salt Coarse-ground black pepper 1 […]

What? You don’t like my story?

What? You don’t like my story?

When I finished the first revision of my manuscript, I gave a copy to ten people to read and to let me know what they thought of my story.  It still needed work, but I wanted to see if I was going in the right direction since I’d spent so much time writing it, then […]

Blog Hop

Blog Hop

I’ve been asked by my friend Robin Pearson to participate in a blog hop to discuss my writing process by answering four questions. I’m a writing newbie who still has a lot to learn, and I appreciate this opportunity to connect with other writers who’ve been at this for a while. 1. What am I […]

Welcome to my new website!

Welcome to my new website!

Thanks for visiting my site. I’ve been working towards this day for several weeks. Now that I’ve embraced a new direction for my life I needed a website that reflected that. Previously, I focused my blog on food and how a certain recipe related to an event in my life. My new blog will still […]

Mojito

Mojito

To kick off this year’s cocktail season, I decided to go with a popular, hip drink that I rarely order. The mojito. For years, I’ve tried to get into this cocktail since it’s been all the rage on television and in the movies. But there was just something off-putting about the mojito that I couldn’t […]

Roasted Tomato and Bacon Cobbler

Roasted Tomato and Bacon Cobbler

It’s official. I am the new Queen of Cornbread.  It’s truly an honor to wear the coveted cast iron skillet crown and represent the people of the great state of North Carolina. I’ve been in several cooking competitions over the years,  and by far my favorite is the National Cornbread Cook-Off held in South Pittsburg, […]

Roasted Asparagus Omelet

Roasted Asparagus Omelet

Now that Spring is here I find myself cooking asparagus in everything.  It’s the only time of year that I’ll eat it.  Asparagus out of season doesn’t appeal to me.  The stalks are skinny and shrivelled, and the taste is lackluster. What’s funny is I’m not usually like that when it comes to produce. If it’s […]

Orzo Paella

Orzo Paella

March 27 is National Paella Day. Paella is a regional Spanish dish that originated in Valencia, which is located on the eastern coast of Spain. This recipe is an easy alternative to using rice which can be a bit tricky. Orzo is a rice shape pasta tha cooks up in 5 minutes. Traditional paella uses […]

Carb Buster Breakfast

Carb Buster Breakfast

This was the post I planned to submit for Valentine’s Day, but forgot to click the Publish button. Ooops.  Better late than never. With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought I’d share a love story. Once upon a time, it was a cold winter’s day, and a third of an inch of […]

Red Velvet Muffins

Red Velvet Muffins

Last Saturday I went to the grocery  store for cereal and milk, and  left inspired to make red velvet muffins. When I woke that morning, I wasn’t thinking about red velvet muffins, but I saw the bakery display featuring red velvet muffins and I just had to try one. However, I couldn’t bring myself to […]